More ornament ideas: How to make Pineapple (or Pinecone) Ornaments

Have you ever made Pineapple Ornaments?  Or perhaps you call them Pinecone Ornaments? I’ve seen them called by both names, and I think the only difference between the two is how you hang them.  When you hang the ornament with the points facing down, it resembles a pinecone.  With the points facing up, it looks somewhat like a pineapple (or an artichoke). No matter which name you use, they are a holiday classic and one of the most popular ways to make a Christmas ornament. 

Folded paper point pineapple ornament

Watch the video "5 Ornaments in 5 Minutes" to see how to make this Folded Paper Pineapple Ornament.

To make a Pineapple or Pinecone Ornament, you fold strips of fabric, ribbon, seam binding or paper into points, and then pin the points to an egg or ball of STYROFOAM brand foam. Candie Cooper demonstrates the technique on the video “5 Ornaments in 5 Minutes.” shows several styles, too, including a variation made with small cones to look like Christmas trees.  So, watch the video, and then click on your favorite photo below.  The photos link directly to the project instructions on

Pineapple ornament tutorial

Use fabrics in classic colors for this traditional ornament technique (or not -- see below!).

make fabric point pineapple ornaments

The same ornament, accented in pink.

make folded fabric pinecone ornaments

Pin your points on a foam egg for a more elongated or pinecone shape.

make a folded paper pineapple ornament

This punchy, nontraditional color scheme will really pop on the tree.

Make a folded paper pineapple ornament

Scrapbook papers and wrapping papers offer endless colors and combinations.

paper pineapple ornaments

Pin your points on a small cone and you've made a miniature Christmas tree. Kathleen George topped these with golden stars and used a wood dowel for the trunks.

Happy Christmas crafting!


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13 Responses to More ornament ideas: How to make Pineapple (or Pinecone) Ornaments

  1. contadinak says:

    Beautiful projects. Do you have any video tutorials for the ornaments you share?

  2. teresa says:

    great ornaments!!! love them!!! thanks 4 sharing….

  3. honey says:

    Such great ideas!

  4. Holly Dillaway says:

    Hey Sharon… I enjoy all the eye candy you put on your blog!

  5. Noreen says:

    Thanks for the chance to win a craft gift card on Under the Table and Dreaming. I didn’t have a styrofoam Christmas craft on hand, but I did have the Creepy Crawly Pumpkin Topiary I made for Halloween. I really like working with styrofoam – it’s so easy to use and you can do so much with it.

  6. Lisa Malachinski says:

    WOW! More wonderful ornaments. Love these too. I can’t wait for my 2 shows to be done so I can play and make all the wonderful ornaments you have shown.


  7. eileenhull says:

    Sharon, you have got some great ideas here!

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